the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Apologetics and Worldview

The Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview trains students to defend the Christian faith by grounding it in a biblical worldview. This degree is offered in a modular format and integrates worldview analysis with study in apologetics so that students can engage contemporary philosophical issues.

Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:


Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. Students in this area are required to take two seminars in apologetics and two seminars in philosophy for their major. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:

85270 Worldview Analysis
85000 Christian Apologetics
85290 Christian Apologetics Seminar

If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.